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Researcher: Frost, RT (Mr Rowan Frost)

Fields of Research

Ocean engineering
Maritime engineering
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Special vehicles
Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Fisheries sciences
Fisheries management
Marine engineering
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Biological physics
Naval architecture
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Biological oceanography
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Animal behaviour
Autonomous vehicle systems
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment

Research Objectives

Tidal energy
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught rock lobster
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Fisheries - wild caught
Commercial energy efficiency
Wild caught prawns
Marine biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Autonomous large scale urchin barren mapping with interferometric sonar; GeoHab 2014
Development of the Tamar River Tidal Test Facility; 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017)
Experimental evaluation of horizontal-axis marine current turbine using two scale models; 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Experimental investigation of hydrodynamic loads on subsea structures; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Experimental testing of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors; 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Model testing and performance comparison of plastic and metal tidal turbine rotors; Applied Ocean Research
Model testing of a series of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors; Energy
System, apparatus and method for reducing trawl bycatch
System, apparatus and method for reducing trawl bycatch

Research Projects

Empowering industry: energy audit of prawn trawler with auxiliary sail power ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Phase 1 Research study into the optimisation of AUV sensors and systems; Northrop Grumman Australia (NG)
Potential impact of low-frequency sound from seismic operations on scallops and fish in the Gippsland Basin; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems Experiment II - an integrated study of physical and ecological sea ice processes off East Antarctica during spring; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Identification of paleolimnological features of Lake Ohau
Investigation into the flow field around a full-scale codend fitted with a seal excluder device
Investigation into underwater bait setter capsule performance
Performance of a novel tidal energy turbine
Researcher in Business: Application of light systems as by-catch reduction devices

Research Candidate Supervision